Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Would you like to get your hands on "Linux System Administration" and have Bill Lubanovic or me show up to your local LUG or UNIX User group meeting? Then you should contact Marsee Henon at O'Reilly - firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, if you would rather have another author and another book she can handle that too. Marsee works with various groups around the country to make sure they have books and speakers.
Publishers have handed out books for free for some time now. They only ask you to write a review. That seems easy. You pick up a $50 book and agree to write a review - nothing to it - right?
If there's nothing to it then how come so many people take the book and fail to write a review? Do you think it has something to do with the decline of morality in America? Does everyone want something for free and not want to do anything in return - and then gripe about it?
This is one of those "who knows" questions. It's one of the great mysteries of life. Solve this mystery and you get a Pulitzer and a Nobel prize.
I'm a little baffled by the attitudes of some users of Free Software. You have probably heard the famous turkey call:
"Hey, how come my Ubuntu doesn't do ......".
Of course you can fill in the blank. He or she gets the operating system and an incredible number of applications and takes issue with the guys that gave their time, effort and money to make Free Open Source Software available to them. Again, this is one of the great mysteries of life.
What has Linux done for me lately?